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Petri Dishes with Alexandra Petri (Jan. 26)

Humor columnist Alexandra Petri takes your questions and comments on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
  • Jan 26, 2021
  • Opinion

Goofus and Gallant try unity and healing

Goofus moves into the White House. Gallant sets up a tent nearby so as not to step on any toes.
  • Jan 22, 2021
  • Opinion

Joe Biden is president now and everything has happened just as we were warned

He knew from the get-go that hurting God was his priority, and that is exactly what he has gone and done.
  • Jan 21, 2021
  • Opinion

Donald Trump’s White House note to his successor

The traditional transition letter from the outgoing president to the incoming one.
  • Jan 20, 2021
  • Opinion

Petri Dishes with Alexandra Petri: Bananas

Humor columnist Alexandra Petri takes your questions and comments on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
  • Jan 19, 2021
  • Opinion

I’m John Wilkes Booth, and now is probably as good a time as any to promote myself!

If you need a Shakespearean actor capable of jumping, projecting and being a virulent racist, I hope you’ll keep my name in mind!
  • Jan 16, 2021

Esto es lo que creo que sucede en los libros de Orwell, según como ahora usan el término ‘orwelliano’

A continuación, algunos de los que solo puedo asumir son momentos clave de las obras de George Orwell, basándome en la forma en la que he visto a la gente en internet utilizar la palabra “orwelliano”.
  • Jan 14, 2021
  • Opinion

Now is not the time to point fingers, Julius Caesar. Now is the time for healing.

They say you can't move forward without accountability. I disagree.
  • Jan 14, 2021
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Here’s what I think happens in Orwell’s books based on how I’ve heard ‘Orwellian’ used

Napoleon was making Snowball the traitor pig pay the ultimate price: being ratioed.
  • Jan 12, 2021
  • Opinion

Petri Dishes with Alexandra Petri: Absquatulating

Humor columnist Alexandra Petri takes your questions and comments on the news and political in(s)anity of the day.
  • Jan 12, 2021
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